Kim Payant Photography is a Banff, Alberta-based wedding and elopement photography company that specializes in visual storytelling for your wedding, elopement and special occasion. Lead artist Kim offers a romantic and heartfelt approach to capturing the most genuine moments in all of her images. She is well versed in fashion, so she will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera for unbelievable shots. She photographed her first wedding as a photography student back in 2002. Since then she has done fashion and commercial photography before moving on to her true passion which is wedding photography.
Kim Payant Photography offers couples a number of services for their wedding. They can enjoy the exclusivity of her talents as she only books one event per day. Kim can be assisted by a second photographer if necessary. You will receive your collection of photos in high-resolution digital format. Her packages also include liability insurance.
197 Reviews for Kim Payant Photography
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Jasmine · Married on 23/05/2019
Kim is down to earth and very professional. She is stealthy - didn't notice her climbing everywhere to get that perfect photo! She made us feel comfortable and at ease. She's hands on and will assist with anything. Don't know how to put a boutonniere on your brother or bussle your dress? Don't worry, she's got you covered! She knew all the best places to take photos at Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. She had recommendations for other vendors that would work with what we wanted (cake, flowers). Very flexible in her packages. We received a few teaser pictures the next day to share with friends, family (or social media) and they are amazing. Can't get over how amazing she is at what she does!Sent on 01/06/2019
Kim Payant Photography's reply:Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review! I'm happy to hear you had a great experience with me and are enjoying your photos! You guys were awesome to work with, thanks again for having me photograph your special day!
Jaclyn M. · Getting married on 22/08/2022
Beautiful Engagement Photos!
My fiance worked with Kim to capture our engagement and Emerald Lake Lodge and she was amazing! She was knowledgeable about the location and the best spots to take photos, and was great to work with. She got our sneak peek photos to us so quickly so we were able to share the news with friends and family. Her photos were gorgeous, and we would absolutely recommend contacting Kim for your engagement/wedding photos!Sent on 16/01/2021
Kim Payant Photography's reply:Thank you so much Jaclyn and Tyler for your great review! I had an amazing time capturing your proposal at Emerald Lake Lodge and doing your engagement photos afterwards! I'm happy to hear you love the photos! Thanks again and I wish you all the best!
Andrea F. · Married on 20/02/2021
Hey you, overwhelmed bride, have a look at this
This is for the brides: Please do yourself a favour and work with Kim!Sent on 13/03/2021
Why? here I go with some reasons:
- We had a video call before hiring her. Whatever we said there, we were being listened to with attention. She's got lots of experience and she knows what she is doing, but she will listen to what the couples want as a first thing and will give you recommendations when asked for.
- Before and after the wedding, she answered every email very fast, same day and very often the same hour after we had sent our emails (this is really important when you are organizing, trust me).
- On the wedding day, she came before time. She was ready to start working way before the appointed time. We had a delay and she didn't put any kind of pressure on us.
- She worked with our video guys as a team. They had worked together before but they were working so smoothly that we could just forget that they were there. She recommended professionals for the video and ceremony, all of them very good recommendations for our personalities and the type of wedding we were planning.
- The pictures you will get are just awesome. No Instagram filters used here!
- During the photoshoot we were really comfortable (1st time having a photo shoot for us). She was giving us instructions that didn't seem to be ridiculous poses for us to do, they were all actions that felt absolutely natural and you can see it in our final gallery.
- THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON:
Before, during and after the wedding, you brides might find that some of your overexcited guests really want to control the flow of your day (always trying to help of course!). Well, Kim is here for you! mine was a small wedding, with very few people, but I was getting pretty overwhelmed with everyone "knowing better than me" how my day was supposed to go. Not really understanding the flow of the day, you might find them all over the place telling everyone what to do. But Kim took the lead in a very respectful way. She would listen to what the couple wanted (that's the only thing that matters!) and will give the so-needed recommendations. With her confidence, sweet smile and knowledge she will let everyone know that we have professionals here and that this is an already planned wedding! She kind of became my voice after a while. I was so overwhelmed with so many little things to decide that by the end I would just ask Kim: What do you recommend? so I totally relied on her. And when I wanted something different, she would do her work with the warmest smile.
You are getting married and during your wedding day, you will probably be on the fullest-of-emotions version of yourself. Guests trying to help and making lots of questions (questions and advice everywhere!) can make you want to give up on everything and just answer everyone "it doesn't matter, it's okay, as you wish". I just wanted to worry about my lipstick and my brand new husband!! Well, thanks to Kim, I was able to do it. My wedding was awesome!
Kim Payant Photography's reply:Thank you so much for your incredible review! My clients are always my first priority and I'm always determine to make their wedding dreams come true! I'm happy that you had a great time working with me and that you love your wedding photos! I wish you all the best and hopefully our paths will cross again somewhere around the globe!
Nicole L. · Married on 27/12/2020
Professional, Calm and Collected, Organized
Kim was an absolute delight! My (now) husband and I decided to have a relatively last minute small wedding ceremony outside in Lake Louise and we are so thankful Kim was available to be there to capture our time together. She was punctual, professional, attentive, and helped us stay on track (since our wedding ceremony was a touch disorganized!) - also, extremely talented! We love our photos! It is worth mentioning that we reached out to many other photographers, and Kim was the only one who seemed to "get" what we were looking for and not push other services or overcomplicate things. She was an ideal wedding photographer. Thank you, Kim!Sent on 06/02/2021
Kim Payant Photography's reply:Thank you so much for your great review! I'm happy to hear you love the photos! I had a wonderful time photographing your wedding day in Lake Louise and I wish you all the best!
Hope P. · Married on 11/09/2020
Kim was incredible since day 1. She was always very quick to get back to me and basically helped us plan our whole elopement. She’s a local so she know’s all the best places and people to go with for your big day! Our pictures are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Kim is so kind, funny and incredibly talented. We enjoyed every second of our day with her. If you’re looking for a photographer, definitely go with her!! I’ve attached just a few of our favourites however we’re absolutely in love with all of them!
Thanks for everything Kim!Sent on 04/11/2020
Kim Payant Photography's reply:Thank you so much for having me photograph your wedding day in Lake Louise! I had a wonderful time photographing your special day and I'm happy to hear you had a great experience working with me! Thanks again and I wish you all the best!
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